Celebrating the New Years Eve and New Years Day holiday season in Greece and as a Greek Orthodox person has many great traditions found in Greece and locally from Greeks living in different parts of the world.
In this section you will find Greek New Years, articles, recipes, traditions and much more!
With the New Year approaching, it’s time to get ready with some Greek vocabulary! Although we touched on some of these words in a previous article about the ho... Read More
On January 1st, we celebrate one of the most beloved saints of the Church, Saint Basil the Great. St. Basil was born in Caesaria which would be modern day Kayseri, T... Read More
September 1st is New Year’s Day for the Orthodox Church. This is a tradition that stems from the Roman Empire, but in modern times this is a day of reflection and ... Read More
St. Basil of Caesarea, also known as St. Basil the Great or Agios Vasilios, is one of the most important New Year’s figures in all of Greece. He was born in Po... Read More
For many people in the world, New Year’s is looked at as a time that brings about a feeling of renewal, and the same is true in Greece. This is also looked at ... Read More
On New Year’s Eve, people throughout the world hit the streets in order to enjoy the day. Their goal is to celebrate life and to watch one year end and another... Read More
There’s no doubt that the meal eaten on New Year’s Day is an important one in Greece. In some households, this is a chance to enjoy some of the special d... Read More
The New Year is widely celebrated in Greece. In fact, it is one of the most important days of the year. Families celebrate the New Year because they believe it marks... Read More
In Greek culture, the pomegranate holds much significance. It is a sign of luck, prosperity and fertility. It is also a sign of renewal and regeneration. Since the r... Read More
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are both festive occasions in Greece. People hit the streets on New Year’s Eve to celebrate, or they simply stay ... Read More
Vasilopita is one of the most prominent Greek traditions on New Year’s Day. It is a sweet, bread-like cake that is only made for New Year’s and is only e... Read More
Every culture has its own unique set of traditions, and Greece is not an exception. In Greece, people adhere to traditions in the New Year that they feel will bring ... Read More
New Year’s is a festive time in Greece much as it is in the rest of the world. Many Greeks look forward to the promise of a new beginning, since the New Year g... Read More
Vasilopita is a New Year’s Day cake in Greece, which contains a hidden coin or trinket, which gives good luck to the lucky diner who finds it. On New Year’s Day... Read More